iPad iPad Jailbreak is fairly useless

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by HishamAkhtar, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2011
    As far as I can tell, there's very little you can do with a jailbroken iPad. Anyone have any interesting tweaks and themes?

    Also anything good for free? I want to try some free apps before deciding on paying $ on hacked apps...
  2. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I'm coming to the same realization. There are a few themes, and a couple nice tweaks, but really, I'd be fine without a JB on my iPad. Mainly because the native gestures work wonderfully, there's already plenty of room for icons and dock space, and the theming is limited. I have a nice theme installed, and NC Settings, but even that isn't as necessary with the double paned settings on the iPad...you're not diving in and out of menus like you are on an iPhone. I'll keep it jailbroken for a while, but I won't have a problem wiping the jailbreak if newer iOS versions offer compelling reason. But my iPhone I won't be losing the jailbreak at all unless I'm upgrading phones.
  3. jwm2 macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2012
    Depends on what you want to do with it. I use mywi for on-demand tethering with my iPhone. I also have a few emulators loaded on it and intellescreenX. Other than that i don't have a need for most of the other tweaks and hacks available right now. I would like color keyboard to work, but it hasn't been updated yet. I don't really need a custom theme for it. For my use i only need a couple of tweaks, but you are free to use it however you please.
  4. TomH TX macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2010
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    XBMC + XBMCHubWizard = Epic sauce! You get all tv shows, movies, channels and more for free.
  6. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    Just about everything I try is incompatible, which is a shame. Wouldn't mind there being a thread for iPad users to share tweaks they have found to be compatible, since this forum is 99% iPhone stuff.

    Would like to see better multi tasking options, status bar icons, home page widgets, etc etc.
  7. JPNFRK7 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2012
    What is XBMC I tried to look it up on cydia and couldn't find it. I found XBMCHubWizard.
  8. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I did it just so I could change the font and a couple small things. Overall, not as big as on the iPhone but still good.
  9. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    I pretty much jailbreak my iPad just for XBMC.
  10. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I use F.lux and Emblem. The former is free, the latter is $2(although, what can you even buy for $2 anymore). I've also got Springtomize2 and DashboardX that I've been playing around with. They're both a couple bucks each.

    I also use my iPad as a kind of test bed for jailbreak hacks or tweaks that I'm not sure are stable. I'd rather not take out my iPhone for a few hours because I installed an incompatible hack or tweak, so I test them on the iPad.
  11. wknapp0924 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Honolulu, HI
    You have to install the XBMC source to find it, here is the step by step.

    Yes XBMC is excellent!! I torrented shameless hd mkv using itransmission 3, and then watched it on ipad mini using XBMC, not to mention how awesome icefilms is and the fact I can access my external HD without having a computer running! That alone makes having the Ipad Jailbroken!

  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    All the JB hacks I needed for my ipad 3 work fine.
    Love having a JB ipad. If you think its useless then stay stock.
  13. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    It's only useless when you don't know the tweaks and the capabilities. ;)
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Kinda the same way with my elderly uncle.
    He buys the most expensive computer out there with tons of features but he dont know what they are or how to even use the damn thing:D lol
  15. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    I say people should post the tweaks they have installed, or have confirmed working (and for anyone who's ignorant of a specific one, maybe quick info on each?)

    - AdBlocker - Self explanatory
    - Browser Changer - Self explanatory, but I don't use it currently
    - Folder Enhancer - Modifications to folders, pages inside folders, folders in folders, etc
    - Full Force - make iPhone/iPod apps full screen. Use this with Google Maps, pretty decent, other than the keyboard
    - MyWi - Use your phone to tether, I use OnDemand, works well
    - Nitrous - Fast rendering on all browsers
    - RetinaPad - Use iPhone apps in high resolution mode
    - SBSettings - Quick access to system settings
    - SplitMail - Mail pane in both vertical and horizontal positions


    What I'd like: AppSwitcher customization, maybe I'll try Zephyr. Calendar widget, to see upcoming events in Notification Center.
  16. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2010
    I have an unlimited data LTE iPad. Tethering from the iPad is a god send!!!!
  17. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    Looks like the source is down...I added the source and got told it was a bad URL.
  18. Maverik3 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2012
    Meridian Idaho
  19. HishamAkhtar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2011
    Feel free to use this a thread if there's an audience :)


    I went ahead and restored my iPad to native iOS. There really wasn't any point to it.
  20. linds15 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Great White North
    i agree its not as important to me compared to my iphone. but location spoofer is one of the most important for me as i use it for the NBA gametime app to get my basketball fix (no cable)
  21. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    Sep 24, 2007
    XBMC and one theme and thats it. XBMC is worth it!
  22. Yousefarman macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Chicago Illinois
    Same here. that and Moviebox
  23. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2005
    I'm not a pro jailbreaker or anything, but I've loved my previous jailbreak for things like ProTube. I do a lot of different types of creative projects and it's nice to download the vids to my iPad and save them in my library for offline use.
  24. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Here is the official repo:
    You would need to install XBMC first then the wizard. XBMC lets you watch all kinds of stuff on many devices, the wizard is an addon that puts all the best sources for tvshows and movies w/out you having to do the hard work.

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